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PU CET 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Last Updated - February 23, 2017

PU CET is conducted by the Panjab University, Chandigarh for admission to Undergraduate programmes viz. B.Tech, B.Pharm, BHMS and B.Sc. (Hons.). Candidates can fill PU CET 2017 Application Form available on its website starting from third week of March 2017 and the Admit Card will be released by the third week of May 2017. This year PUCET 2017 will be conducted on multiple dates i.e. June 4, 2017, June 10, 2017 and June 11, 2017. The Result of PU CET 2017 will be announced in second week of June 2017.

It is very important for all the applicants to match PU-CET 2017 Eligibility criteria declared by the authorities. Candidates must ensure that their age does not exceed nor is less than the required age limit, as well as reservations provided to the reserved category candidates. The detailed information regarding the PU CET 2017 Eligibility criteria has been provided in this article below.

PUCET 2017 Eligibility

The following PU CET 2017 Eligibility criterion is formulated by authorities  to precisely match each of them. To prevent oneself from the cancellation of candidature at the later stage.

  • Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India except for NRI quota seats.
  • Age Limit: Candidates must be 17 years as on December 31 of the admission year.
  • Qualification: It is necessary for applicants to pass or appear in 10+2 examination (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and English) of the 2017-18 academic session, from Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi or any equivalent recognized Board/ University/ Council.

For BSc Course (Hon. School Semester System) in various teaching departments:

CourseQualification Criteria
Botany/ ZoologyCandidate must have secured at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) in 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English subjects.
Anthropology/ Geology/ Chemistry/ Physics and Electronics/ PhysicsApplicants must have scored at least 50% marks (45% for ST / SC /OBC candidates) in 10+2 examination with Mathematics/Biology, Physics, English, Chemistry subjects.
Biotechnology/ BiophysicsStudents must have attained minimum 50% marks (45% for ST / OBC / SC candidates) in 10+2 examination with Biology/ Biotechnology/ Mathematics/ Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, English, subjects.
Biochemistry/ MicrobiologyIt is important for the aspirants to score minimum 50% marks (45% for ST / OBC / SC candidates) in 10+2 examination with Chemistry, Biotechnology/ Biology/ Mathematics, Physics, English subjects.
Mathematics/ Mathematics and ComputingTo apply for this course it is important for the aspirants to have Mathematics as one of the subjects and should have scored minimum 50% marks (45% for ST / OBC / SC candidates) in 10+2 examination.
B.Pharm (Credit based Semester System)Applicants must have scored at least 50% marks (45% for ST / OBC / SC candidates) in 10+2 examination with Physics, English Chemistry, and have any one of the following subjects: Biotechnology/ Biology/ Mathematics.
  • Candidates appearing for the compartment test to be held in the month of March 2017 will not be considered eligible to appear in the PU CET 2017.

Also, candidates passed out/appeared in 10+2 examination from Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad will not be allowed to appear in PUCET as Mahila Gram Vidyapith has been derecognized by the Punjab University, Chandigarh.

Reservation Offered in PU CET 2017

Punjab University provides reservation as per the norms of the government. Candidates who fall under the reserved category as SC/ST/OBC/Physically Disabled are considered eligible to avail the benefits of reservation. Punjab University does have a reserved quota for NRI candidates as well.



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